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2nd International Congress on Mental Health

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Luciano Giromini

Luciano Giromini

University of Turin, Italy

Title: Using the Inventory of Problems – 29 (IOP-29) to evaluate the credibility of various mental illness complaints


Biography: Luciano Giromini


The Inventory of Problems – 29 (IOP-29; Viglione, Giromini & Landis, 2017) is a new, brief, self-report measure designed to assist practitioners evaluating the credibility of various symptom presentations, including those related to (1) depression/anxiety, (2) psychosis/schizophrenia, (3) post-traumatic reactions, and (4) neuropsychological/intellectual dysfunction.  It is comprised of 29 items, administrable via classic, paper-and-pencil format, or online, using a tablet or a PC.  By analyzing the responses to each of these 29 items, a logistic regression-derived formula generates the False Disorder Probability Score (FDS), a probability value reflecting the likelihood of drawing that specific IOP-29 from a group of experimental feigners versus a group of bona fide patients.  This workshop will describe the research foundation for using the IOP-29 in forensic evaluations, and will present some guidelines for its use in applied practice.  For example, it will address issues related to administering the IOP-29 in multimethod, symptom validity assessment (e.g., administration order when used with the TOMM or SIMS; online versus paper-and-pencil administration, etc.), and to interpreting its chief index, the FDS. No prior experience with the IOP instruments is required.

Goals and Objectives: 1. Describe the research foundation for using the IOP-29 to evaluate the credibility of various mental illness complaints; 2. Compare the efficacy of the IOP-29 versus other available tools such as SIMS, TOMM, PAI and MMPI; 3. Provide practical guidelines on how to administer, score, and interpret the IOP-29; 4. Integrate IOP-29 results with other sources of information. Skill Level: No prior experience with the IOP instruments is required, and all psychologists and graduate students at all levels of training may attend this introductory workshop.